Exempts retired police officers from certain provisions pertaining to large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to exemptions pertaining to large capacity ammunition feeding devices and retired police officers
PURPOSE: This bill exempts retired police officers from provisions pertaining to large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amend subdivision of section 265.20 of the penal law by adding a new paragraph 11-a, to exempt retired police officers, as defined in subdivision thirty-four of section 1.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation addresses the newly enacted gun legislation and changes it so as to not restrict retired law enforcement officers from protecting themselves and the public, by limiting them to only seven rounds. Current legislation permits retired law enforcement officers who are in possession of the 10-round magazines to only load them with a maximum of seven rounds and not to their capacity.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of the penal law as amended by section 38 of Chapter 1 of the laws of 2013.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2505 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to exemptions pertaining to large capacity ammunition feeding devices and retired police officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by adding a new paragraph 11-a to read as follows: 11-A. POSSESSION OF A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE THAT CONTAINS MORE THAN SEVEN ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION OR IS OBTAINED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN WHICH ADDED THIS PARAGRAPH AND HAS A CAPACITY OF, OR THAT CAN BE READILY RESTORED OR CONVERTED TO ACCEPT, MORE THAN SEVEN ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, BY A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER, AS "POLICE OFFICER" IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI- SION THIRTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of the penal law as amended by section 38 of chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, take effect.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07930-02-3